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  • A Christian take on why it’s important to celebrate Labor Day

    A Christian take on why it’s important to celebrate Labor Day

    Within the Christian heritage, work is seen as a remedy to the consequences of our fall from grace. It’s a means to give order to our passions and structure to our lives. It calls us out of ourselves and our small world, gives us a relative schedule, disciplines our sloth, exposes other vices, and forces us to interact with others.

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  • Tragedies remind us, ‘There’s no such thing as low-cost Christianity’

    Tragedies remind us, ‘There’s no such thing as low-cost Christianity’

    After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and with the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers tomorrow, Christians may naturally feel themselves a little stunned, wondering how a loving God could permit such tragedies and acts of horror. It’s worth reminding ourselves of a line from Pope Francis: “There is no such thing as low-cost Christianity.”

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  • Drawing some spiritual lessons from ‘Game of Thrones’

    Drawing some spiritual lessons from ‘Game of Thrones’

    Christians are taught to see signs of God’s truth in creation, but what about “Game of Thrones”? Game of Thrones is what can happen when the thin veneer of civilization is removed. In short, it’s an experience of what being mugged by fallen reality looks like. It’s a reminder of what’s possible when we forget our higher natures.

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  • After Charlottesville and Barcelona, eclipse recalls our common home

    In the wake of the violence that erupted in Charlottesville and Barcelona in recent days, the reality of hate and division can seem overwhelming. Monday’s eclipse, however, reminds us that we all share one world, we are one human family, and we have work to do.

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  • Pope spurns horoscopes and fortune tellers, urges faith instead

    Pope spurns horoscopes and fortune tellers, urges faith instead

    Reflecting on Sunday’s Gospel at his address before his weekly Angelus prayer, Pope Francis said that those who “consult the horoscopes and fortune tellers,” instead of clinging to the word of the Lord, “begin to sink.” He also called on the Virgin Mary to intercede to help the faithful “stay on the boat of the Church” avoiding the temptation of “amusing” yet insecure boats of ideologies.

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  • Edith Stein teaches us the way to peripheries of our own hearts

    Edith Stein teaches us the way to peripheries of our own hearts

    In 1922, Edith Stein read the autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila through the night. The spiritual account rocked her world, and led her to the peripheries of her own heart. And there, in the avoidance of religious truth and its call to love and mercy, Edith found peace and consolation — a peace that would sustain her all the way to Auschwitz.

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